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Tie off tension loss problem....

Discussion in 'Badminton Stringing Techniques & Tools' started by risingsun, May 5, 2009.

  1. risingsun

    risingsun Regular Member

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    I just wondering a few things when it comes down too tieing of the knot at the end of stringing there always seems too be a loss of tension...

    Is there a special way or technique of tieing where i wont lose any tension? What i have done on the last pull is too increase the tension, would that be the best way????

    Also does anybody know the pro's and con's of stringing with 1 peice and 2 peice stringing??

    Thanks

    :rolleyes:
     
  2. LazyBuddy

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    There's always loss of tension, regardless what you do. The only way we can improve is to lose less, but no way we can totally prevent it. Here're a few things you can do to improve:

    1. Increase the tension on the last pull
    2. Use more than 1 clamps on the last piece, during tie-off
    3. Minimize the spacing between the last "pass through" gromment and the tie-off gromment
    , etc :)
     
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    any tips on knot tying technique?
     
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    Little trick that helps

    I generally pull 1 pound more on last cross and then insert a wooden peg into the hole to stop tension loss...works quite well...;)
     
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    Besides adding 10% more tension on the last tie off string, I wrap the tail onto a short wooden stick and pull in & out (sideway) three times.
     
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    Sorry, I don't quite understand.
     
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    He meant, he applied extra tension when tie off, this way can minimize some tension loss.
     
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    "I wrap the tail onto a short wooden stick and pull in & out (sideway) three times."
    This is what I don't understand. Thanks anyway.
     
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    If you're using any sort of hitch knot, which most likely you are, make sure to use a 'rocking' or 'arcing' motion. Pull the string HARD and away from the racket to pull up slack, then arc it back to bring the knot back towards the frame. Repeat until its tight. I follow up with one more half hitch. This combined with +10% on the last string should make everything consistent.
     
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    I use an one inch diameter wooden stick (6-8 inches long). Drill a transverse hole through it. What I usually do is to insert the end of the string through the hole and wrap it around the stick. Hold the stick and use it as a handle to pull the string couple of times for tie-off.
     

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